Scott Swogger leads and provides the vision for the company’s growth and success within the Foodservice Equipment Industry and the various industry segments that it serves. Oversight includes the company's sales, marketing, finance, operations, engineering, information technology and new product development, worldwide. Before joining AccuTemp, Swogger was President of Tokheim U.S., a $200 million Division of Tokheim Corporation, the world leader in fuel dispensing systems. His background includes key management positions in International Business Development in Latin America, South America, the Middle East and Asia, management of manufacturing locations in France, Scotland and South Africa, national account sales support, engineering, quality assurance and manufacturing operations. He served as Principal Executive Officer at Management Solutions Inc. From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Swogger served as Vice President, Quality Systems. From 1994 to 1995, he served as Tokheim's Director of Quality Assurance and served as Tokheim Corporation's Senior Manager of Quality Assurance. He is a Graduate of the Indiana University-Kelley School of Business in Bloomington, Indiana
Scott is currently the Chairman of the Board for the School Nutrition Foundation in National Harbor, Md., the National organization for school nutrition professionals. The Foundation supports and promotes Education, Research and Scholarship aimed at improving school nutrition programs and their support of the health and learning of our nation’s children. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana.
“I am very excited about the continued and future growth and potential of AccuTemp Products. Our successes during the past 10 years have been industry leading with record sales and profitability growth, award winning new product development and creation of “blue-chip” customer partnerships. AccuTemp was founded on some very innovative cooking technology and creative marketing. We are leveraging that technology, increasing manufacturing efficiencies and delivering new levels of “Outrageous Customer Service” with world-class customer-centric support. All this while building on the success of our Steam'N'Hold™, Evolution boilerless steamer and Accu-Steam™ Griddle brands.”
Dave Ogram, COO - Operations & Finance
Dave is responsible to guide and direct all facets of the organization and spear head long range strategic planning and forecasting. This will include appraising the organization’s overall operational position with a focus on business process development and improvement. Although Dave will have a connection with the Finance Department, his primary focus and responsibility will cover the entire organization. He reports to Scott Swogger, AccuTemp's President and CEO, and works out of our world headquarters in Fort Wayne.
Prior to joining AccuTemp, Ogram was Vice President & General Manager at Dekko Technologies, Inc, a Group Dekko Company. He was involved with both domestic and international business development, acquisitions and startups. He served as General Manager for a new start-up company, with responsibility for new business and new market development. He graduated from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio, earning a BS/BA in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Dale is a proven leader with 20 plus years of experience in both the Engineering and Operations arenas and brings a wealth of knowledge and capabilities to the senior leadership team. Dale has extensive experience in new product development and launch, value engineering, quality improvement, process improvement, intellectual property identification and management, and operations. Dale has worked closely with customers on concept creation and refinement of new business development opportunities. He is a demonstrated strategic visionary providing close support and relationships with all functional disciplines. Dale has 25 patents to his credit with 7 more pending, both personally as well as through leadership of engineering and process improvement initiatives and teams. He has a Masters in Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology from Purdue University.
John Pennington, CFSP, Executive Vice President - Sales & Marketing, Corporate Chef
Having Associates Degrees in both Accounting from International Business College and Culinary Arts from Sullivan University, John has been involved in the Food Service Industry since 1989. This understanding of both business and culinary arts has lead John to different careers within the Food Service Industry, from Sous Chef to Marketing Associate, and his current Position of Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing/Corporate Chef with AccuTemp Products, Inc.
John is actively involved with the American Culinary Federation, American Academy of Taste, the Association of Food and Nutrition Professionals, School Nutrition Association and is a ServSafe Instructor. Most recently John has gained the title of Certified Food Service Professional from NAFEM. John was also involved with writing and production of the 2006 Marcom award winning promotional DVD from AccuTemp's Products, Inc. and the newest AccuTemp Evolution of Steam Video.
Tina Cape, Vice President - Finance
Tina is responsible to oversee and direct the operational issues that impact the Company as a whole, and determine the related financial impact. This includes treasury management, financial statement review and compliance, profit analysis, audit, tax, accounting, purchasing, budgeting, short and long term forecasting, and insurance activities for the organization. Tina directs the accounting policies, procedures and internal controls of the organization. She is responsible for managing the relationship with independent auditors and tax professionals to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations. She provides management with financial status and progress in the various programs and activities. She supports strategic planning initiatives and collaborates with leaders of other departments to reduce cost and increase profit improvement opportunities as well as recommend improvements to ensure the integrity of the Company’s financial information. She reports to Scott Swogger, AccuTemp’s President and CEO, and works out of our world headquarters in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Prior to joining AccuTemp, Tina worked at Fleetwood Enterprise, Inc. as Plant Accountant. She was involved with many areas of the RV industry during her nineteen year career at Fleetwood. She was responsible for managing the accounting functions at the manufacturing level including financial preparation, review and procedures, budgeting and forecasting, process improvements and SOX compliance. Tina graduated from Indiana Institute of Technology in Fort Wayne, Indiana, earning a BS/BA in Accounting and a MBA in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. She is currently working to obtain the credentials to be a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) to be completed March 2015.
Cindy Springer, Vice President- Human Resources
Cindy manages all compliance and business policy issues, as well as general office administration. She also is responsible for human resources including hiring, organizational development, compensation and benefits, employee communication and community relations at AccuTemp's Fort Wayne, Indiana World Headquarters. She reports directly to Scott Swogger, AccuTemp's President & CEO.
Cindy brings to AccuTemp over 30 years of experience in business administration, including key roles in quality and operational development, plus employee training and development with a major Fort Wayne-based manufacturing company that employed over 700 people. She brings us her extensive experience with ISO, 5S / Safety, Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing training programs as well as finance and legal expertise.
Don Peaks, CFSP, Director - Technical/Customer Support
Don has the leadership responsibilities for our Customer Service function as Director. He reports directly to Scott Swogger, AccuTemp's President & CEO; and is based out of our Fort Wayne, Indiana World Headquarters.
Don joined AccuTemp in December of 2005 as a Service Technician. Don's experience and knowledge of the Customer Service field is quite extensive having managed call centers with over 20 call center technicians and 12 remote field service engineers. Don has also managed and setup authorized service representatives across the US. Don's prior company experience ranges from hands on experience as a machine shop operator to his most recent experience that included management positions with the Lowe's organization.
The AccuTemp Lifetime Service and Support Guarantee goes above and beyond a typical manufacturers warranty. For the lifetime of your equipment, you have FREE access to our technical service team for equipment support, and our corporate chefs for cooking advice. Our toll free hotline is clearly marked on all pieces of equipment, and is available 7 days a week from 7AM EST to 7PM EST.